Winter Hot Chocolate

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Nothing says winter like a cozying up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate. Whenever I think of hot chocolate, I think of snow days when my brother and I were little especially. We’d be out all day with my dad sledding and would come back in to hot chocolate my  mom made for us – and would count to see who had the most mini marshmallows in theirs.

To this day, it is a wintertime favorite so I’d thought I’d share.

[Champagne Darling Inspiration]

Even if just you and your significant other or friend enjoying a cup, still make it festive and pretty! Add a nice drink tag (which here, were gift tags re-repurposed) and a festive accent to your cup. Serve on a lovely tray with something to nibble on and relax!

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Because I’m obsessed with all things ‘home’ and always manage to find myself in Williams-Sonoma or the like, I came across this peppermint hot chocolate mix and went the easy route to make it. However, making your own is SOOOO simple darlings – here’s a perfect recipe from who else? Martha!

Wanting to spice it up and make it a boozy cocktail? Here are a few liquors that would be a great addition and you probably have in your bar/bar cart at home.

  • Kahlua – a classic staple in many warm, milk based drink
  • Rum
  • Bourbon
  • Peppermint Schnapps

And, these recipes below sound phenom – especially a hot chocolate with red wine?! Who would’ve thought!!!

  1. Red Wine Hot Chocolate – can’t even wait to try this!!
  2. Mexican Hot Chocolate – complete with Tequila and Cayenne Pepper
  3. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

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